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NBC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
something can be done on the budget, easterly in the second obama term that he members of congress not be paid anything. it's grabbing some focus from a town that has been overly focused, according to republicans, on the obama second inaugural. >> washington is almost ready. massive security. barriers going into place. bleachers along pennsylvania avenue for monday's inaugural parade and the presidential viewing stand, bullet proof and fancy. rebuilt every four years. >> but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll said that the country is headed in the right direction as president obama's new portrait is released is had approval is at 52% and likeability is at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today, there's more conflict. ponding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. he this raised the borrowing limit, but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget of dee
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am EST
. as obama prepares for a second term, where will the party by? will they tree to seize the moment and move sharply left. you can't be represent for four more years without a couple of episodes like this. >> whoops. that's all right. >> more of the lighter moments in the side show. [ male announcer ] no matter what city you're playing tomorrow. [ coughs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. vicks nyquil -- powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezz
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 4:30am PST
obama prepares to kick off his second term, we wanted to know how the american people think that he's doing as he closes out the fist one. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is here in washington with me this morning. good morning to you. so thumbs or thumbs down. how do they think he's doing? >> we have some polls, a lot of polls. a lot of polls have skasked, ise doing a good job? do you approve or not approve? our cnn poll of polls say 53% say, yes, they approve of the job the president is doing in office, 42% disapprove. but what about the specific issues, not overall. take a look at this from orc, look at the numbers on the left, randi. these are where he's doing very well on the issues, terrorism, environment, foreign affairs, immigration, but those are not so important to americans. the economy, he's at 48%. what's the second most important? the deficit, we know that's been in the news lately, 41%. so it depends on the issue. >> and gun policy is in there as well. that snuck in there. has the president lived up to expectations, do you think, according to our polls? >> we aske
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 4:00am EST
to barack obama today to celebrate his inauguration as a second-term president of the united states. look. happy inauguration, mr. president. things are kind of okay. in fact, today's low vix is the lowest vix since the spring of 2007. that's vix going down. vix is low. fear is low. also for the record, the dow jones hit a five-year high today. mazletov mr. president. eric cantore telling the world, quote, next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt ceiling increase. that was the announcement from the majority leader of the house republicans announcing they are giving up on what they had been saying for months was their plan, to not approve an increase in the debt ceiling to thereby push the country again into a self-imposed economic crisis and threat of defaulting on our national debt and all the panic we know that causes because they did it before in 2011. and eric cantore announced today they are not going to do that again even though they had been saying for months that they would. they gave up today on that threat. that's why the vix panic index stopped panicking t
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? a pragmatic middle of the road alternative to the gop or will it move sharply to the left? >>> you can't be president of the united states for four more years without a couple episodes like this. >> we cannot sustain -- whoops. was that my -- that's all right. all of you know who i am. >> we'll have more of the lighter moments of the first term in the "sideshow." this is "hardball," the place for politics. ng. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
president obama in his second term. but first, let's bring in my colleague, victor blackwell, who's back in atlanta. victor, i know you have some of the latest news on some of the other stories that we're watching this morning. >> indeed, randi. thanks. we're starting with this really bizarre story about the notre dame linebacker, manti te'o. in an interview, he denied having any part in the fake girlfriend story, except being the victim of a cruel hoax. te'o spoke with espn's jeremy schaap off-camera about the ordeal. >> i would say during the entire two hours that we spoke, he was completely composed, he betrayed no nervousness, he had maybe full command of the story, suggests that it's a story, rather than the truth. but he had a full command of everything that i posed. >> te'o told espn that a man named ronaiah tuiasosopo admitted to being behind this hoax. now, he showed them a tweet, supposedly an apology from tuiasosopo. cnn has not confirmed the tweet or tuiasosopo's involvement. we went to tuiasosopo's home, but the person there would not comment. >>> let's stick with sports. in
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
scandal and impeachment. the new obama term starts with a budget confrontation. i'm steve handlesman, nbc bay area news. >>> and we will have coverage throughout inauguration weekend. larry gerston will have live reports as president obama begins his second term. >>> many people believe the political climate continues to get worse. how much should president obama be blamed? one of the most accomplished washington insiders is speaking out about mr. obama. we sit down with the former secretary of labor robert reich. he also talks about dating hillary clinton. he's a colorful man. tonight the interview with uc berkeley professor robert reich. though he stands just 4'10" robert reich is a giant. from the beltway to berkeley. >> my first whiff of berkeley was this mixture of eucalyptus/marijuana/tear gas. i thought, i've arrived. >> arrived in 1968 as a grad student and, since then, reich has not just seen the world but has helped shape it. >> trickle-down economics is bunk. it always was. >> the left leaning reich has worked for several presidents. his relationship with mr. clinton is dy
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
president of hope and change. but as president obama gets ready to start his second term, a lot of folks are still struggling in this very tough economy. joining us now to talk about, the first term and what's ahead is ben jealous, the president of the naacp. thanks so much for coming to our beautiful set on the national mall. i think the question now as we head into this inauguration weekend is for civil rights groups like yours, what should be the president's top priority moving into his second term? >> jobs, jobs, jobs. >> yeah, but we heard, ben, that was his priority in the first term. >> it was health care and then jobs, jobs, jobs and the tea party kind of popped up in the middle. but we've got to get back to jobs. you know, four years ago, when he won, the aspirations of every child in this country went up because quite frankly, when the black guy with the so-called foreign sounding last name wins in a year that everybody knew we would finally have our first woman president because that's what folks were thinking going in back then, every child knows that they can be president no
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 12:00am EST
of term one to start of term two. now look at president obama. see similarities there? it's not like every president does this. just reagan and now obama. i think people make too much of the political parallels between obama and reagan, but aesthetically, you kind of can't make too much of this one. in this case in the evolution of the official portrait, i think you can make as much of this parallel that you want to because that's kind of an uncanny thing, isn't it? the newport rat is out. the new term is about to start. we here at msnbc and everybody in the news business is gearing up for inaugural weekend coverage. this will be my second time covering an inauguration. we'll have the whole schedule for you of when everything happens and when it's going to be on tv. that's coming up a little later on in the show tonight. but, of course, at times like this, newbies like me who have only covered one of these before or none of these before, we often turn to the veteran journalists among us for advice on how to handle an event like this, how to get the most out of an event that frankly i
PBS
Jan 19, 2013 12:30pm PST
less than $400,000 a year. these democrat critics fear that obama's second term instead of being quote, unquote bold will be quote, unquote cautious as his first term. and on the right, republicans moan and grown and say that -- groan and say that obama is demeaning in the way he deals with house speaker john boehner. hold on, says columnist rockman. we expect too much of obama he says because in the united states, we subscribe to the quote, unquote myth of the imperial presidency. other transformational democratic presidents such as fdr and lbj, rockman says, have substantial democratic majorities in both the senate and in the house to enact their landmark legislation. obama in contrast has had to work with a narrow democratic majority in the senate and with an opposition party, the republicans in control of the house for the two years since january 2011. well, what about ronald reagan? president of the united states two successful four-year terms. on the domestic front, he enacted a major economic recovery package followed by an overhaul of social security. and in his second te
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
fair city for the start of president obama's second term monday. tonight the stage is set. crews are putting the finishing touches on this big event from security to the social scene. we have every angle covered for you. erica gonzalez has a list arrivals. doug kammerer the forecast. first to shomari stone with a look at how restaurants and hotels are gaeearing up. hey. >> reporter: a lot of excitement in the district. outside pearl dive restaurant on 14th street. we went to different restaurants. a lot of them the wait is not too long. they're still accepting walk-ins. >> donna joyner and her mom wait to eat at old ebbott grill. >> it is historical. i think the numbers are not as string as first time around. >> officials are expecting fewer than 800,000 people. more than 2 million attended obama's first inauguration. most restaurants aren't taking reservations. some are. the majority are accepting more walk ins. >> filled to capacity. a lot of excitement about this year's in august ral. peop -- year's inaugural. >> some hotels are taking reservations like hampton inn on massachusett
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
inauguration and the second term for president obama. for that i want to bring in my colleague, white house correspondent dan lothian. dan, let's talk about priorities for the president's second term but first it's an interesting little nugget of history. this is a historic day and also a historic inauguration for president obama because he's going to match only fdr in getting two double swear-ins or four swearing-ins if you will. why is that? >> first of all, look back to 2009 when justice roberts and the president kind of stepped on each other, the word "faithfully" out of order, there was a question whether or not it was legitimate so, they had a second one in the private quarters of the white house. this time around the constitution says you have to administer the oath before noon on the 20th. on sunday is not typically when we have the inauguration, so they'll have a private ceremony in the blue room on sunday and then on monday they'll have the official sort of public swearing-in for the president. >> and the parade and pomp and circumstance we expect in an inauguration ceremony
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
think are the major priorities for president obama heading into the second term? >> i think gun control obviously is a big one. just think back before the shooting in connecticut. gun control was not even on the radar. now this is something that both the president, the vice president believe that you have to sort of seize the moment. there's some bipartisan support for what the president is pushing, also bipartisan opposition. we see the nra is promising to fight hard as well. the administration feels good in that the public sentiment seems to be on their side, the majority of americans believe there's some need for gun restrictions. and so they're trying to seize this moment in order to try to curb the gun violence, what we've seen out there recently. >> such an uphill battle because passions are so high on both sides on the gun control issue. another issue where passions are so high on both sides when it comes to president and congress, this debt ceiling fight. >> that's right. although now we're seeing some of the temperatures lower there because every was expecting for this
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
? >>> also, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? a pragmatic middle of the road alternative to the gop or will it move sharply to the left? >>> you can't be president of the united states for four more years without a couple episodes like this. >> we cannot sustain -- whoops. was that my -- that's all right. all of you know who i am. >> we'll have more of the lighter moments of the first term in the "sideshow." this is "hardball," the place for politics. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> heading into the weekend of barack obama's second inaugural, we've got some new poll numbers from our nbc news/"wall street journal" poll about what americans think of their president. 52% approve of the job that he's doing as president. that's a hair above the 51% that put him b
PBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm PST
day of president obama's first term and a late-day push helped the major stock indices close higher. the s&p 500 spent the morning in the red, before moving higher in the final 40 minutes of the session. the small gain was enough to put the index at a new five year high. volume was much stronger. 983 million shares on the big board. almost 1.9 billion on the nasdaq. the industrial sector saw the strongest buying interest up 1%. the energy and utility sectors both were higher by 0.9% earnings were in focus with plenty of attention on general electric. the conglomerate earned 44 cents per share, a penny better than estimates and up from a year ago. g.e. said demand from china and other emerging economies helped offset the uncertainty with customers in the u.s. and europe. shares gained 3.5%. volume tripled with the stock closing above $22 for the first time since october. g.e. said boeing has not changed its delivery schedule for g.e. jet engines used on the 787 dreamliner jet. investment bank morgan stanley had a much stronger than anticipated end to the year with investment banking
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 4:30pm EST
mark the end of president obama's first term in office. and another four years. among the traditions on these inaugural weekends are the galas and the parties. and about 90 minutes, a very special host will kick off the kids' inaugural concert and our brooke baldwin is there. i like to call her brookster. brook, are you ready for this the kids' inaugural mall? >> don lemon, i will take your national mall and raise you a couple mega stars in this building, my friend, the first lady of the united states and dr. joe biden, the likes of katy perry and usher and nick cannon, mindless behavior, far east movement. i could keep going. the party will be here, but truly, the stars tonight are the children. and what's so significant about this, and so near and dear to the hearts of the first lady and dr. biden, the fact that the sacrifices, of course, not just for our men and women in uniform, but for their spouses and for their children, and i have to tell you, across the street i talked to a bunch of kids who are psyched to be here, understand why they're being honored, but really
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >>> d.c. officials are hoping for more than symbolism during president obama's second term. he agreed to put the no taxation without representation tags on both the limos. city leaders called it a small and important step. they say they prepare for the inaugural parade on monday. d.c. residents do not have two voting senators and a voting representative on capitol hill. >> we hope it signals, bruce, that this is a commitment to full enfranchisement for the 632,000 people in the city. we'll continue to advocate for that and we'll continue to work with the president and the white house on the other issues. >> you know the license plates are symbolic and there's value in the symbolism but there's substance and that's what we need to work on. >> president obama said in a statement that living in the city for the past four years he has seen how unfair it is for working families in d.c. to work hard, raise children, and pay taxes without having a vote in congress. d.c.'s nonvoting delegate to congress introduced another bill called the new columbia admission act. if passed it would give the
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
see who wins. >> as president obama prepares to be sworn for for his second term, what is he hoping to accomplish? we know that guns are on the agenda, but from immigration to debt reduction is compromise the name of his game or taking back the house in 2014 his real priority. >> they have a particular vision about what government should and should not do. so they're suspicious about government's commitments, for example, to make sure that seniors have decent health care as they get older. they have suspicions about social security. they have suspicions about whether government should make sure that kids in profferty are getting enough to eat. >> paul: that was president obama monday talking about congressional republicans in the final press conference of his first term. if that performance is any indication for strategy for term number two, what's likely to get done in the next four years? so, do you recognize yourself, jason, in that? >> the public says that the-- their expectations for the next four years are much lower than they were the first time. which i guess is understandab
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 5:30am EST
vehicles throughout president obama's second term. >>> well, 40,000 people are expected to pack their presents to the inaugural ball events. that means that there's a lot of competition to find the best evening gowns. angie goff got help to find out what's appropriate and what's on trend. ♪ >> reporter: when getting ready for a presidential night of unpredictable fashion, choosing a dress can be daunting at the ritz carlton, we catch up with april yvonne, who with the help of saks, shows us house to make a statement. first suggestion -- go glam. >> right now we have lawrence, sporting a gorgeous gold baglia misha dress. this is indiana spired by the red carpet. the gold shimmer is in, it's on trend. >> reporter: april says bed belle of the ball in bronze. >> the bustiers bodice top brings everything in and lets it flow down. we've paired it with a gorgeous statement necklace. >> reporter: another trend color. she says blues are the new black. >> if you want to be patriotic and don't want to do too over the top with red white and blue, go ahead and go with navy. >> reporter: for thos
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
inaugural festivities. ♪ the capitol gearing up to help celebrate the start of president obama's second term. today, while crews cover the mall, the nation's newly planted front lawn to protect it from trampling feet, workers decorated in advance of the two official inaugural balls, down from ten four years ago. >> this isn't just a celebration of a president or a party. or any political belief. this is a celebration of the american people. >> reporter: as for security, officials say so far there are no known threats. helicopters and jets will enforce a 30-mile no-fly zone and employ national guardsmen from more than ten states were sworn in to add another layer. in suburban washington, 42 different agencies will staff the joint inaugural command center with monitors displaying feeds from across the capitol. >> now, you're going to be right up in the area and very close proximity to the president, i think it's very reasonable and makes sense. >> reporter: this week's dress rehearsals began before dawn. ♪ including stand-ins for the president and first lady. culver academy's bla
CBS
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
trading day of president obama's first term and a late-day push helped the major stock indices close higher. the s&p 500 spent the morning in the red, before moving higher in the final 40 minutes of the session. the small gain was enough to put the index at a new five year high. volume was much stronger. 983 million shares on the big board. almost 1.9 billion on the nasdaq. the industrial sector saw the strongest buying interest up 1%. the energy and utility sectors both were higher by 0.9% earnings were in focus with plenty of attention on general electric. the conglomerate earned 44 cents per share, a penny better than estimates and up from a year ago. g.e. said demand from china and other emerging economies helped offset the uncertainty with customers in the u.s. and europe. shares gained 3.5%. volume tripled with the stock closing above $22 for the first time since october. g.e. said boeing has not changed its delivery schedule for g.e. jet engines used on the 787 dreamliner jet. investment bank morgan stanley had a much stronger than anticipated end to the year with investment b
LINKTV
Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
. barack obama will be sworn in for a second term in a private ceremony sunday, but the official public event take place monday. >> thank you. >> when he publicly takes the oath of office for the second time, barack obama will already be officially 24 hours into a second term. under the u.s. constitution, the president must take office at noon on january 20. when that falls on a sunday, the ceremony normally comes 24 hours after the official swearing-in. >> these are public holidays and ceremonial functions. the public celebration is usually delayed about a day. it is part of our religious condition. >> barack obama will take the oath of office and the white house sunday, and then again on monday. he will become the first to turn president to take the oath for times. last time around, the chief justice performed the ceremony made a slip. everyone was sure that it was legitimate, but just to make sure, they did it all again 24 hours later. it is the seventh time the inauguration ceremony came after the swearing-in. the last time that happened was 1985, with ronald reagan's second
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
, unity but also deep division as president obama prepares for his new term. >>> plus, giving back on this day of national service. >>> speaking out, the latest from the all-american linebacker caught up in a bizarre girlfriend hoax. manti te'o answers the question, was he part of it? >>> and fighting autism, intriguing research on the disorder that's confounded so many families for so long. tonight, new evidence in why early diagnosis and intervention may be crucial. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from washington on the eve of president obama's second inauguration, much more on that in a few moments, but we start overseas tonight where it appears a dramatic military assault has finally ended that violent hostage taking but al qaeda-connected militants in algeria, but not before two dozen or so hostages were killed. the dead include at least one american, but a number of westerners remain unaccounted for tonight. in a statement this evening, president obama said the dead and injured are in the thoughts and prayers of the american people. algerian milita
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
morning to you, rebecca. well as president obama's first term morphs into his second there's really no change to a jen da. but for the next couple of days a brief holiday from gridlock and a window for celebration. last-minute preparations are under way at the capitol where the president will take the oath of office and at the parade reviewing stand at the front of the white house. because the constitution says the presidential terms end at noon january 20th that's when the president is sworn in even if, like tomorrow it's on a sunday. but on monday which is also the federal holiday honorering dr. martin luther king president obama will take the oath again, make his inaugural address, and ride in the inaugural parade. four years ago an estimated 1.8 million people came to tin august rags. this year organizers expect less than half that number. >> the first inauguration was a path-breaking historic moment. expectations are much lowered for the second inaugural. >> reporter: but the president hopes to make his second term historic. his staff says he'll be far more aggressive as he tak
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am EST
obama's second term. joining us once again is tracy grant. good morning. >> great to be with you this inauguration weekend. >> this is a special edition. >> that's right. we turn the attention on kids in sunday's kids post and what their requests for president obama's second term are. we feature a wonderful story about a 14-year-old girl scout from sterling. she won a girl scout contest speaking about what she thinks the president should focus on. >> dear mr. president, i see a world where girls are judged by how they look. >> i see a world where too many girls hear only one message. >> wow. that's so powerful. >> she is an astonishing young woman. we have other letters in sunday's kids post from kids. alec butler is a fourth grader from sovienna. he thinks the president should make an ice cream day. >> i'm all for that. >> i'm with him on that. but some of the letters also talk about some really important issues for kids jesse talks about something that's been in the news a lot around here, school start times. we have all sorts of wonderful letters from kids in sunday's kids post. >>
KOFY
Jan 18, 2013 9:00pm PST
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CNN
Jan 19, 2013 8:00am EST
for the big day and the biggest challenges as well, facing president obama in his second term. but first, we have some breaking news to tell you about. it involves the ongoing hostage crisis in algeria, involving americans and other western nationals. we are learning that the algerian military has now launched a final assault on islamist militants holding foreigners captive at a gas facility in the sahara desert, according to the official algerian radio station. it says seven hostages and 11 of their kidnappers have been killed. hundreds of people at the facility were taken hostage when the heavily armed militants attacked it on wednesday. algerian special forces carried out a military rescue operation on thursday. some 650 people were freed or escaped but at least one american and 11 others have now been killed. >>> back here in washington now, here we are, set up, in the cold on the national mall. guess what, we're not alone. cnn has reporters spread out across washington. we're all keeping tabs on preparations for this weekend's big inauguration events. let's start with our whit
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
inauguration of president obama for his second term. at the same time people are marking dr. martin luther king's birthday with a day of service. cbs reporter randall pinkston is live in washington now with more on everything going on, a busy day there, randall. >> reporter: quite a bit going on here today, indeed. there are preparations we can see, of course, all the rises that have been set up on the grounds of the capitol and along the parade route. the fences that have been put in place to make sure that everything could be secure. and of course the preparations, we can't see. all the law enforcement officers are making sure that everyone will be safe. but today the focus, it is on a day of service as a part of the inaugural weekend. >>> construction crews are working around the clock to prepare their capital for the second inauguration of president barack obama. it is a once in every four years job boom for the d.c. area contractors. >> yes, we have almost every skill under this roof. carpenters, the cabinetmakers, welders, graphic designers. painters. you name it. we have every skill
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
big day and the biggest challenges facing president obama in his second term. today is the national day of service. it was founded as a day to celebrate dr. martin luther king jr. and to promote volunteerism. coming up later this hour, we'll tag along with vice president joe biden and jill biden on their event. and next hour, we'll see what the president and first lady are up to, as well. we have already been out here for hours this morning. but there is much more to come. we have reporters bringing you all the angles of the inauguration. our shannon travis is at the national day of service event where vice president biden is expected shortly. good morning to you. you're inside that big tent where organizers are meeting with the volunteers who will take part in today's communitywide events. do you know what we can expect the vice president to be tackling this morning? >> reporter: we can expect for the vice president to basically be joining in with this national call to service that hundreds of thousands potentially of other americans across the country will be participating in, as
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
how president obama will fare in a second term with 51% saying they're optimistic or satisfied. a combined 48% say they are uncertainty or pessimistic. it's pretty darn close. as for congress, its job approval rating is 14% while an overwhelming 81% think congress is not doing a good job. wow. those are terrible numbers. joining me now, msnbc contributor, perry bacon, jr., and shirra tuplets. so glad to see the two of you. let's go first to the inauguration and the second term with you, perry. how long do you think the president has to get anything significant or do really tough lifting and use politics and all that to get something accomplished? we hear lame duck, all of that. >> he has the whole four years. but if you take from now until june 2014, once you get to next year, midway through, everyone in washington will be thinking about the congressional election. for now, the next 18 months, obama's going to drive the agenda here in washington. this is the best time for him to get through immigration reform, gun control. this is the time for him right now -- this next year parti
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